About Us

FORTY YEARS OF FUN GREEK DINING

Welcome to Theo’s!

Theo and Mary Theodosakis opened the doors in 1976 with the vision to provide authentic Greek dishes served in a relaxing and beautiful setting. Forty years later, that promise continues and the vision expands to include collaborating with local food producers throughout the Okanagan Similkameen, an increasing list of award winning Okanagan wineries, and cultivating greens and vegetables from our garden in Naramata and from our new rooftop garden above our restaurant. We are here to celebrate food, to celebrate families and to champion the potential of our collective lives. Thanks for joining us.
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GREEK RECIPES INSPIRED BY OKANAGAN INGREDIENTS

The philosophy of our food is simple. Everything that we serve, we make in our own kitchen. That includes our soups, our dips, phyllo pies, our thick yoghurt for our yoghurt and honey dessert, and our dairy and non-dairy ice creams (thanks Linda!). When we can, we harvest vegetables and greens like amaranth and purslane from our own gardens and work with a widening circle of local food producers.

We like to offer authentic Greek dishes, especially from Crete, that feature the flavour and qualities of the ingredients themselves. We feature authentic appetizers like Yigantes, Dako, Vegetarian Dolmathes, Fava and many others that not only nurture our bodies, but nurture our connection to our ancestors and the foods that sustained them. We feature main courses like Rabbit Stifatho, Lamb Shoulder Oregano, Salmon in phyllo and Moussaka that are layered with flavours and demonstrate the wide range of Greek village cooking. It’s true, we bring in Oregano branches from Greece and Barley rusks from our favourite bakery in Crete.

We admit we sometimes get a little crazy about our food. We like it that way.


Our Food

  • Avgolemono Soup
    $7.95
    Perhaps the best known of all Greek soups.  Light, slightly tart and made with egg, lemon, rice and chicken.
  • Horiatiki
    Small $11.95 Large $14.95
    The Cretan village version of a Greek salad, green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, crumbled feta cheese, oregano, dressed with red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Mixed Green Salata
    $11.75
    Mixed wild greens tossed with feta cheese and artichoke hearts in balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Beet Salata
    $13.95
    Fresh beets roasted with whole garlic and served with creamy Macedonia feta on a bed of wild greens.
  • Fasoulatha Soup
    $7.95

    The traditional hearty Greek bean soup made with finely diced carrots, onions and celery.

  • Artichoke Salata
    $12.25
    Artichoke hearts marinated in lemon and olive oil, served slightly chilled with lemon slices and Greek olives on greens.
  • Seafood Salata
    $16.50
    Kalamari, salmon and shrimp marinated in Olive oil, herbs and lemon juice. Think Greek ceviche.  Served with our wonderful Taramasalata.
  • Add Extra Love to any Salad
    $6.95/ $5.95/ $8.95
    Grilled Chicken Breast, Baby Shrimp or Grilled Black Tiger prawns

DIPS & BREAD

  • Taramasalata
    $10.50
    A creamy, tangy carp roe dip with a pale pink colour blended with lemon juice and olive oil and garnished with a black Kalamata olive.
  • Houmous
    $10.75
    Dry chickpeas soaked overnight in water and ground with tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, mint and freshly ground garlic.
  • Tzatziki
    $10.75
    That tasty garlic dip you’ll find at all souvlaki joints in Greece.  Peeled cucumbers are finely chopped and mixed with garlic, dill and fresh yoghurt.
  • Tri-Dip
    $14.95
    Can’t decide? Try three! Taramasalata, Houmous and Tzatziki.
  • Pita Bread
    $2.95
    All the dips come with one piece of pita bread, enjoy an extra two pieces of the classic Middle Eastern flatbread.
  • Fava
    $10.50

    A very traditional creamy, split pea puree from the village of Crete. Made with split peas, onion, olive oil and lemon.

  • Orekteka
    $13.95
    A nibbler’s paradise.  Houmous, Taramasalata, Dolmathes, seafood salata, feta cheese and Kalamata Olives.
  • Dako
    $9.50
    A recipe hundreds of years old and still a favourite in Cretan Villages.  We import authentic Krithari Rusks from our friend Pavlos Plentas bakery in Chania, Crete.  We quickly sprinkle with water and red wine to order, then grind in a little fresh garlic clove, grate in a fresh tomato, and top with Macedonian Feta and extra virgin olive oil.  Served with an oregano branch from Greece for you to crush, rub and unleash flavours over your dish. An interactive experience with perhaps the worlds original Bruschetta appetizer.
  • Hot Platter For Two
    $35.95
    A platter of assorted hot appetizers featuring Kalamari, chicken livers, dolmathes, spanakotiropita, tiropita and kotopita.
  • Chicken Livers
    $11.95
    Chicken livers marinated in oregano, black pepper and Okanagan red wine, then grilled with oregano and lemon.
  • Dolmathes Avgolemono
    $11.50
    One of the most delightful and intriguing Greek delicacies.  Hot stuffed grape leaves filled with rice and ground beef, fresh herbs and topped with a creamy avgolemono sauce.
  • Kotopita
    $9.95
    Sauteed chicken tenderloin, Macedonian feta, artichokes, roasted red peppers and bechamel rolled in phyllo pastry and baked.
  • Spanakopita
    $11.50
    The famous Greek spinach pie made with paper-thin layers of phyllo pastry.  Inside, you’ll find a delicious blend of spinach, sautéed onions, fresh dill and feta cheese.
  • Tiropita
    $10.95
    Feta and Parmesan cheese melted together inside a phyllo pastry triangle.
  • Vegetarian Dolmathakia
    $12.95
    Tender grape leaves filled with rice, currents, mint, dill, cinnamon, and onions, served with a lemon and our own homemade yoghurt.
  • Olives and Cheese
    $9.95
    A selection of marinated olives and creamy Macedonian feta cheese.
  • Yigantes
    $9.95
    Giant white beans, soaked overnight and baked with tomatoes, onions, red wine vinegar, fresh dill and Okanagan honey.
  • Saganaki
    $15.95
    Greek Kefalograviera cheese made from happy Greek sheep.  Lightly floured, baked and finished with lemon and brandy.
  • Kalamarakia
    $15.95
    A well-known treat from the country recognized for it’s abundance of sea delicacies.  Fried baby squid marinated in white wine, oregano and white pepper, fried quickly and served with diced onions, tzatziki sauce and a lemon wedge.
  • Sautéed Kalamari
    $15.95
    Baby squid, fresh garlic, diced onion, green pepper, red chili flakes and fresh tomatoes sautéed in a light Okanagan white wine tomato sauce.
  • Garithes Uvetsi
    $16.95
    A delicious dish from the harbour restaurants of Piraeus, with whole black tiger prawns baked in a tomato, feta cheese, red wine and cinnamon sauce.  Great with Pita.
  • Garithes Me Skortho
    $14.95
    Black tiger prawns, pan fried in garlic, red chili flakes, onion, butter , lemon and white wine.
  • Seafood Salata
    $16.50
    Kalamari, salmon, and shrimp marinated in olive oil, herbs and lemon juice, served on a bed of greens and our wonderful Taramasalata dip.
  • Oysters Pepperia
    $15.95
    Fresh Pacific Coast oysters fried and served with Greek roasted red pepper sauce and a touch of cream.

DINNER ENTREES

  • Seafood Platter for Two
    $64.95
    A visit to Greece would not be complete without indulging in its beautiful seafood dishes.  An exellent selection from our menu featuring baked Pacific Coast oysters, Salmos Sto Phyllo (wild salmon in phyllo pastry), black tiger prawns and kalamari- and it all starts with a Greek salad for two!
  • Salmos Sto Phyllo
    $22.95
    Deboned wild salmon, freshly diced vegetables (tomatoes, bell peppers and onions) and feta cheese wrapped together in phyllo pastry and baked in the oven.  Beautiful and tasty.
  • Kalamari Dinner
    $21.95
    A favourite Greek meal, baby squid marinated in wine, garlic and herbs and then quickly fried and served with a lemon.
  • Fillet of Sole
    $19.95
    Fillet of sole, lightly breaded and lightly grilled with a lemon.
  • Prawns Skaras
    $27.95
    Six extra large and juicy black prawns marinated and spiced with black pepper and garlic.  Broiled and served on a bed of rice.
  • Prawns Sautéed in Garlic
    $27.95
    Black tiger prawns sautéed in a herb and garlic sauce, with diced tomaotes, bell peppers , onions and a dash of red chili pepper flakes and a splash of Okanagan white wine.
  • Steak and Prawns
    $34.95
    8 oz Certified Angus steak served with four black tiger prawns cooked on the broiler.
  • Thalasena 1/2 Dozen (In Season)
    $23.95
    Pacific Coast oysters baked in the half shell, topped with mozzarella cheese and a touch of lemon butter sauce.
  • Barbecued Spare Ribs
    $22.95
    Charbroiled pork back ribs glazed with our herb barbecue sauce.
  • Mediterranean Ribs
    $22.95
    Charbroiled pork back ribs glazed with oregano, lemon juice and fresh garlic.
  • Theo’s Platter for Two
    $64.95
    A delightful way to get to know Greek food or simply to keep from making a decision about any one dish.  The adventure begins with a Greek salad for two, followed by a platter of Beef Souvlaki, Dolmathes (grape leaves stuffed with ground beef and rice).  Moussaka, Spanakotiropita (spinach pie), and Paithakia Skaras ( New Zeland Lamb Chops).
  • Moussaka
    $24.95
    A classic Greek entree and a house favourite of Theo’s guests since 1976.  Alternate layers of sliced roasted eggplant, potatoes, zucchini and ground beef spiced with cinnamon and herbs.  The topping itself, created by Mary Theodosakis, features Béchamel sauce enhanced with nutmeg and other distinctive island of Crete spices.
  • Roasted Rosemay Chicken
    $19.95
    Half of a chicken, oven roasted in a mild paprika, lemon juice and tomato rosemary sauce.
  • Souvlaki
    Beef $19.95 Chicken $18.95 Lamb $28.95
    Undoubtedly the most famous Greek dish, bite size pieces of beef, chicken or lamb are seasoned in olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and oregano then skewered with onion and green peppers and grilled to suit your taste.
  • New York Steak
    $26.95
    Certified Angus, 8 oz steak
  • Lamb Shoulder Oregano
    $33.95
    Lamb Shoulder baked in the oven on a tray of Greek oregano branches and flavoured with garlic, lemon, Okanagan white wine and dijon mustard.  Bring your camera!
  • Paithakia
    $35.95
    Four New Zealand Lamb Chops, grilled and lightly dressed with Olive Oil, oregano and lemon.
  • Rack of Lamb
    $33.95
    New Zeland rack of lamb crusted with Greek Vlahotiri cheese and baked in the oven with fresh herbs and a little garlic.
  • Lagos Stifatho
    $34.95
    Organic Okanagan Rabbit grown by Violet and Dale Hedin of Dragonfly Farms in Armstrong. Prepared in a traditional Greek village style, it is cooked with Okanagan red wine, brandy, tomato and baby onions, spiced with rosemary, bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon. Before you take your first bite, take a moment to wave your hand over your plate and breath in the rich bouquet of spices.
  • Fasoulatha
    $7.95
    The traditional hearty Greek bean soup with finely diced carrots, onions and celery.
  • Vegan Greek Salad
    Small $10.95 / Large $14.95
    Green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, oregano, dressed with red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Vegan Mixed Green Salad
    $11.95
    Mixed greens tossed with artichoke hearts in balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Vegan Beet Salad
    $13.95
    Fresh beets roasted with whole garlic on a bed of greens.
  • Paghoto
    $9.00
    House made coconut milk & coconut cream ice cream.
    Mango, Basil & Lime or
    Mint Chocolate Flake
  • Fava
    $10.50
    Traditional creamy split pea puree from the villages of Crete. Split peas, onion, garlic, olive oil and lemon. Served with Pita bread brushed with olive oil.
  • Houmous
    $10.75
    Chickpeas soaked overnight in water and ground with tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, mint and freshly ground garlic. Served with Pita bread brushed with olive oil.
  • Vegan Dolmathes
    $12.95
    Tender grape leaves stuffed with rice, currents, pine nuts, mint, dill, cinnamon and onions.
  • Yigantes
    $9.95
    Giant white beans soaked overnight, baked with tomatoes, onions, red wine vinegar, fresh dill and maple syrup.
  • Vegan Moussaka
    $24.95
    Alternate layers of baked thinly sliced potatoes, zucchini and eggplant, with a filling of lentils, tomatoes, onions, cinnamon, and topped with a mixture of whipped potatoes, cauliflower, crushed almonds, orange zest, nutmeg, vegan butter and coconut milk.
  • Vegan Platter
    $23.95
    Yigantes, three vegetarian dolmathes, artichoke hearts, a full order of fava and houmous, served with cucumber slices for dipping accompanied with un-buttered Pita bread.
  • Fasoulatha
    $7.95
    The traditional hearty Greek bean soup with finely diced carrots, onions and celery.
  • Horiatiki
    Small $11.95 / Large $14.95
    The Cretan village version of a Greek salad, green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, crumbled feta cheese, Kalamata olives, oregano, dressed with red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Mixed Green Salata
    $11.95
    Mixed greens tossed with feta cheese, artichoke hearts and olives in balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Beet Salad
    $13.95
    Fresh beets roasted with whole garlic and served with creamy Macedonian feta and onions on a bed of mixed greens.
  • Artichoke Salata
    $12.95
    Artichoke hearts marinated in lemon and olive oil, served slightly chilled with lemon slices and Greek olives on mixed greens.
  • Seafood Salata
    $16.50
    Calamari, wild salmon, and shrimp marinated in olive oil, herbs, tomatoes, peppers and lemon juice. Think Greek ceviche.
  • Houmous
    $10.75
    Dry chickpeas bathed overnight in water and ground with tahini(sesame seed oil), lemon juice, mint and freshly ground garlic. Served with a rice cake.
  • Tzatziki
    $10.75
    That tasty garlic dip you’ll find at all souvlaki joints in Greece. Peeled cucumbers are finely chopped and mixed with garlic, dill and fresh yogurt. Served with a rice cake.
  • Fava
    $10.50

    A traditional creamy split pea puree from the village of Crete. Made with split peas, onions, olive oil and lemon. Served with a rice cake.
  • Orekteka
    $13.95
    A nibbler’s paradise. Houmous, fava, dolmathe, seafood salata, feta cheese, Kalamata olives and cucumbers. Served with a rice cake.
  • Yigantes
    $8.95

    Giant white beans, soaked overnight and baked with tomatoes, onions, red wine vinegar, fresh dill and Okanagan honey.
  • Chicken Livers
    $11.95
    Chicken livers marinated in oregano, black pepper and Okanagan white wine, then fried with oregano and lemon juice.
  • Gluten Free Dolmathes
    $11.50
    One of the most delightful and intriguing Greek delicacies. Hot stuffed grape leaves filled with rice, ground beef and fresh herbs.
  • Vegetarian Dolmathakia
    $12.95
    Tender grape leaves filled with rice, currants, mint, dill, cinnamon and onions, served with our lemon and homemade yogurt.
  • Gluten Free Saganaki
    $15.95
    Greek Kefalograviera cheese made from happy Greek sheep, baked and finished with lemon and brandy.
  • Sauteed Calamarakia
    $15.95
    Baby squid, fresh garlic, diced onion, green peppers, red chili flakes and fresh tomatoes sauteed in a light Okanagan white wine zesty tomato sauce with fresh herbs.
  • Garithes Uvesti
    $16.95

    A delicious dish from the harbour restaurants of Piraeus, six whole Black Tiger prawns baked in a tomato, feta cheese, red wine vinegar and cinnamon sauce.
  • Garithes Me Skortho
    $14.95

    Six Black Tiger prawns, pan fried in garlic, red chili flakes, onion, butter, lemon and white wine.
  • Oysters Pepperia
    $15.95

    Fresh Pacific oysters fried and topped with a Greek roasted red pepper sauce and a touch of cream.
  • Souvlaki
    Beef $19.95 / Chicken $18.95 / Lamb $28.95

    Undoubtedly the most famous Greek dish, bite-size pieces of beef, chicken or lamb are seasoned in olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and white wine.
  • Gluten Free New York Steak
    $26.95

    Broiled Certified angus, 8 ounce steak.
  • Steak and Prawns
    $34.95

    8oz. Certified Angus steak served with four Black Tiger prawns cooked on the broiler.
  • Barbecued Spare Ribs
    $22.95

    Charbroiled pork back ribs glazed with our herb barbecue sauce.
  • Mediterranean Ribs
    $22.95

    Charbroiled prok back ribs glazed with oregano, lemon juice and fresh garlic.
  • Paithakia
    $35.95

    Four New Zealand Lamb chops. grilled and lightly dressed with olive oil, oregano and lemon.
  • Rack of Lamb
    $33.95

    New Zealand rack of lamb crusted with Greek Vlahotiri cheese and baked in the oven with fresh herbs and a little garlic.
  • Prawns Skaras
    $27.95

    Six extra large juicy Black Tiger prawns sauteed in a herb and garlic sauce, with diced tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, a dash of red chili flakes and a splash of Okanagan white wine.
  • Gluten Free Filet of Sole
    $19.95

    Filet of sole, lightly grilled with lemon.
  • Roasted Rosemary Chicken
    $19.95

    One half of a chicken, oven roasted and glazed in a mild paprika, lemon juice and tomato rosemary sauce.